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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Regular Full-Day Tour Ephesus From Izmir
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Ancient City of Ephesus from Izmir with Private Guide
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Shore Excursion: Ephesus Ruins Terrace Houses and Ephesus Archaeology Museum

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Yup. It's toilets.

Yup. It's toilets. Rows of old public toilets. Makes for an interesting photo op. Glad my bathroom has walls.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Orange, California
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yup. It's toilets. Rows of old public toilets. Makes for an interesting photo op. Glad my bathroom has walls.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

seeing Roman latrines is interesting indeed. amazing to see how people would use these facilities. well maintained. the public bathrooms make a port a john look good!

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient public bathrooms at Ephesus where you would come in find a spot...do your business...and leave. Yes, they did have running water to them. We saw similar restrooms in Pompei.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The humourous side to the tour, the public latrine where groups of men would come to socialise and do their thing together, there is even a personalised one!!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just another place in Ephesus that reminds you people really haven't changed much over thousands of years. Even back then, they had to have places to live, shop and "go". Fascinating that they had such excellent sewer management and yet history ended up forgetting it and had to reinvent the wheel.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

public latrine with running water was for me unbelievable because when saw that i thought which humankind in during 5000 BC till now in composition of toilet no any achievement,only can beget privacy.then i doubt and think this restroom was built some years ago for ridicule us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite sites at Ephesus. The ingenuity of their "sewer" system is fascinating. On our first visit there was a cat curled up on the edge of one of the holes.

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Legazpi, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is how civilized people were during those days. They get to socialize with each other while doing their thing (poo and pee), The construction of these toilet seats is considered the mother of all modern toilets we all enjoy today (difference is that we dont get to socialize while doing our business -- hahahahaaha)

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was really cool to see that they had restrooms with running water! I didn't need to know that the saying ladies first resulted from them using female slaves to warm up the marble seats before the men used them!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise I got when I noticed the latrine. Even though health regulations didn't exist at this time, someone thought out waste removal. Great attraction

Thank Robert P

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